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Introduction to Intellectual Property

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Code:
MCF29
Duration:
Workshop profile:
This workshop is intended for medical writers who want to gain a general understanding of what Intellectual Property (IP) is and how it relates to different areas. No previous IP knowledge is required, just a curiosity about copyright, patents etc.
Objective:
This standalone introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) introduces the different elements in IP and how they apply in certain situations; how IP laws developed over time; the importance of IP and where to go to access further IP resources.
Content:
This workshop introduces IP and the topics of patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, and designs. Examples from the medical world are used for illustration wherever possible.   This is an interactive workshop with a mixture of lecturing, group discussions and exercises. Attendees are requested to have the use of a computer (or internet-enabled phone) during the workshop for some exercises.